Sholing 3-0 Team Solent
A comfortable win against a young Solent side and it was one way traffic for most of the match as Sholing created many chances, hitting the woodwork 3 times. Owen Roundell opened the scoring on 27 mins, flicking in a Jack Smith shot. Lee Wort grabbed a goal on his Birthday, side footing in from a tight angle a minute before half time. Second half, Sholing were camped in the Solent defensive third for long periods. Man of the Match, Jamie Bulpitt, had a fierce shot tipped onto the upright. After going close several times, Dan Mason got a deserved goal on 81 when he finished into the bottom corner. Win takes the Boatmen into 1st place in the Wessex Prem - Match Report & Photos
Sholing 0-0 Horndean
Boatmen had the best chances in a hard fought game, but couldn't force a winner. A much changed Sholing side played well, but Dan Mason & Bradey Norton were denied by saves in the first half and Connor Kelly probably should have scored from a rebound. Gos pulled off two late saves in the half to keep it even at half time. Second half was similar to the first, Connor Kelly had a shot well saved and Dan Mason had a goalbound effort blocked as both sides shared a point. Sadly, Horndean player Connor Duffin was taken away in an Ambulance with a suspected fractured leg following a 50/50 1st half challenge. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery - Match Report & Photos
Andover Town 3-1 Sholing
An unusually lacklustre Sholing, suffered our first league defeat of the season to a well organised and sharper, Andover side. Gilbert scored a stunning 25 yard goal on 8 mins, that seemed to stun the Boatmen more than anyone. Home side deservedly doubled their lead on 25 through Rusher. Byron Mason headed in from a corner on 29 mins to get us back into the game, but right on half time, a harshly awarded penalty was converted by Glasspool. In the second half, Sholing found it hard to break down an Andover defence marshalled by Luke Dempsey and the game petered out - Match Report & Photos
Sholing 4-0 Baffins Milton Rovers
Boatmen handed out a football lesson to the newly promoted team, scoring 4 and creating a host of other chances, despite playing the second half with 10 men. Lee Wort slotted home on 10 mins, then Barry Mason smashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner on 26 mins. Byron Mason flicked headed in a corner on 39 mins as Sholing outclassed Baffins. A minute before half time, Marv was sent off after reacting to some disgraceful provocation. It took a long while to calm things down, but even a man down, Sholing still bossed the second half and got the 4th on 60 mins when Dan Miller headed in at the far post to give Micky Hubbard his 3rd assist. Early days, but win takes the Boatmen top of the table - Match Report
Sholing 1-2 Alresford Town
Boatment crashed out of the FA Cup in a scrappy match that boiled over several times. Dan Mason missed a penalty early on and Alresford made us pay with two neat finishes either side of half time through Hall & Sands. Sholing struggled to create much and on 65 mins, both teams were down to 10 men when Alex Sawyer saw Red for a bad tackle and Alresford's McCartney for his reaction. In the 3rd minute of added time, Micky Hubbard's freekick deflected off Dan Mason & past the keeper, but despite a huge amount of stoppages, the ref blew for full time soon after - Match Report & Photos
Cowes Sports 0-2 Sholing
Boatmen got the season off to a winning start by defeating the Yachtsmen. Sholing took control of the game after 15 minutes, creating a succession of good chances, including Byron Mason hitting the crossbar. Our dominance was rewarded on the stroke of half-time when a sweeping move from left to right, saw TJ cross for Lee Wort to head back past the keeper. Gosney made a point blank stop after the restart and Sholing got the clinching second goal on 64 mins. On his debut, Isle of Wight local Connor Kelly fired in a freekick that took a deflection off the wall and found the far corner. Cowes were then reduced to 10 men following a second yellow, but the ground was reduced to darkness on 77 minutes when the floodlights failed! Thankfully, 10 minutes later they came back on and the Boatmen were able to see the game out - Match Report, Photo Gallery & Video
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